Local News

  • Board of Education denies claims in civil suit

    The LaRue County Board of Education has denied several allegations of a former employee who filed a civil suit after being terminated from her position.

    Melissa Enlow, a LaRue County Middle School lunchroom supervisor, was terminated June 15, according to court records. Her suit claims violation of Kentucky’s Whistleblower Statute, which protects public employees from reprisals if they divulge information of a suspected law violation.

  • Traveling exhibit wrapping up stay in Hodgenville

    “Faces of Cancer,” a special photo exhibit, was unveiled at a cancer survivor celebration, “Hope Soars ... Celebrating Life” at My Old Kentucky Home State Park.

    This is the final full day of the exhibits stay at the Lincoln Museum before it moves to Hardin Memorial Hospital. The exhibit features survivors from LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties. Two Hodgenville residents, Sue Young and Ramona Coffey, are survivors portrayed on the exhibit.

  • Criminal charges result from damage to field

    A Tennessee man was charged with first-degree criminal mischief and criminal trespass Aug. 14 after allegedly causing more than $1,000 damage to a cornfield.

    Stanley Jackson Rich, 42, of Huntingdon and three other people allegedly “pitched a tent” on private property off Herbert Howell Road and were camping by a creek when discovered by a local farmer, according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy.

    “(The farmer) had gone out about 8 a.m. to check on his animals and saw cornstalks scattered 40 or 50 yards down the road,” McCoy said.

  • Local man charged with manslaughter after hit and run

    A northern Kentucky man was killed while driving a motorcycle on Interstate 65 about 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, and a Hodgenville resident has been charged with manslaughter.

    Charles Shrive, 63, of Highland Heights was driving a 2006 Yamaha motorcycle north on Interstate 65 near the 16-mile marker when it was struck from behind by a 2003 Nissan Exterra driven by Michael S. Sams, 35, of Hodgenville, Kentucky State Police reported.

  • Kentucky Heartland Festival takes place this weekend

    Landmark News Service

    The Heartland Shines in 2009 is the theme for a fun-filled weekend of events in Elizabethtown. It’s the 27th year for the Kentucky Heartland Festival that is held each year during the last full weekend in August at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown.

    The festival opens Friday night with exhibits, food, children’s rides and music on the bandstand and picks up  Saturday morning with the country ham breakfast, 5K run and parade along Dixie Avenue.

  • Heartland Festival continues today in E'town

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  • Guthrie shares views on NATTBatt and health care

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie said the effort to develop a lithium-ion battery plant at an industrial site near Glendale is not dead.

    While failing to be selected for federal incentive money, the first-term Congressman told a gathering in Hodgenville last week that he continues to work with Gov. Steve Beshear’s office on behalf of the NATTBatt not-for-profit consortium. When announced earlier this year, the state said the plant could represent 2,000 jobs in the production of batteries for electric vehicles and other new technology

  • Trey Grayson to visit E’town today


  • Clean-up progressing on Firestone building

    After many years of delays, the state is cleaning up the soil and groundwater contamination at the old Firestone building at 803 S. Lincoln Blvd.

    The site once held three underground storage tanks for retail gasoline sales. The tanks were removed in 1998, according to Trent Garrison, state reviewer and geologist, Corrective Action Section, Underground Storage Tank Branch, Division of Waste Management. At that time, “elevated constituent concentrations were encountered” in the excavation – both in soil and groundwater, according to a DWM report.

  • Man pleads guilty to 722 counts of sex crimes

    A LaRue County man pleaded guilty to 722 felony charges of sexual contact with a minor at a pre-trial conference Aug. 14 in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Christopher E. Miller, 35, will serve 16 years total under the terms of the plea agreement.